Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 119 104
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing BGP 8 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.65% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 7.22% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £413 £264 £209
90th Percentile £438 £525 £411
Scotland median daily rate £183 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -51.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.89% - -

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 221 263 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.11% 9.01% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 121 133
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% -0.68%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £211
90th Percentile £538 £556 £538
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £15.86 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.87% -48.84% -7.46%
10th Percentile £21.25 £12.62 £30.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £25.20 £31.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £16.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% -43.75% -25.47%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Edinburgh

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for BGP.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (50.00%) CCIE
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) IPv4
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Law
6 1 (12.50%) SSH
6 1 (12.50%) Network Design
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (12.50%) High Availability
6 1 (12.50%) DMVPN
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) SNA

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) IPv4
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) DMVPN
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 1 (12.50%) SNA
5 1 (12.50%) SNMP
5 1 (12.50%) SSH
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Thought Leadership
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCIE
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Fortinet